Doubts over Christian Pulisic future at Dortmund as Chelsea enter into bidding war
- Updated: December 19, 2018
Borussia Dortmund are in a hope that a £70 million fee bidding will take place between Chelsea and Liverpool in the January in order to gain the services of Christian Pulisic. The American winger who excelled into lime light last season has barely got playing time this season. Pulisic earned just four starts to the game and came off the bench in another five mainly due to the emergence of wonder kid Jadon Sancho.
With Lucian Favre’s side currently top of the Bundesliga and through to the last 16 of the Champions League, they are unsurprisingly reluctant to weaken their squad by allowing the talented 20-year-old to leave during the January transfer window. Consequently, the Germans are asking for $89 million for Pulisic but Chelsea will attempt to drive down the asking price as talks between the two clubs progress. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Pulisic, who was also linked with Liverpool and Tottenham had told Dortmund teammates his future was in England. “England, the Premier League, is a League where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here,” Pulisic said.
The Blues see him as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid and Pedro and Willian both in their thirties and unsure of their future, there is”growing confidence” that he will be on his way to Stamford Bridge, However, Pulisic has been skeptical about his transfer at Dortmund. The 20-year-old is doing his best to remain coy on a potential move to Stamford Bridge. “We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that. Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, then that’s when those things happen. “Pulisic signed off.